Succulents and an orange flower. The text reads ULTIMATE GARDENING
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Are you looking for a perfect gift, or maybe just a little something for yourself? If so, then you're in luck, because we at Gardening Know How are very pleased to announce the release of our new book, Ultimate Gardening: A Complete Guide to Cultivating Your Perfect Garden, from Flowers, Vegetables, and Herbs to Succulents, Shrubs, and More.

This book is a long time in the making, and we're beyond thrilled to be able to share it with you. It's compiled and edited by Nancy J. Hajeski, and published by our friends at Thunder Bay Press. Clocking in at exactly 400 pages, it's a collection of our very best gardening advice, laid out clearly and plainly for easy reference, and interspersed with gorgeous hi-res photos.

Inside you'll find info for indoor and outdoor gardeners alike, divided into twelve essential chapters:

  • Learning the Basics
  • Garden Tools and Accessories
  • Creating the Garden
  • The Flower Garden
  • The Foliage Garden
  • The Kitchen Garden
  • The Herb Garden
  • Garden Shrubs
  • Garden Decor
  • Weeds, Garden Pests, and Diseases
  • Welcoming Pollinators
  • Ideal Plants for Inside the Home

In each of these chapters you'll find all our favorite flowers, veggies, shrubs, and more, with all the expertise and knowledge you've come to expect form our site. Each entry is broken down into easy-to-find facts, like size, light and soil requirements, popular varieties, and care essentials. If you've got a plant, this book will help you grow it.

A book open to a page about berries, lying open in a bed of strawberry plants

Ultimate Gardening is also full of tips and tricks from our writers and staff, telling you just how they get their gardens growing so well. So even if you've read everything on our site (and if you have, we're impressed!) there's something new here for you, too.

Ultimate Gardening will be available on February 13, 2024 wherever books are sold online. Pre-order your copy on Amazon now.

We can't wait to start this new part of our gardening journey with you. Get reading, and happy growing!

Liz Baessler
Senior Editor

The only child of a horticulturist and an English teacher, Liz Baessler was destined to become a gardening editor. She has been with Gardening Know how since 2015, and a Senior Editor since 2020. She holds a BA in English from Brandeis University and an MA in English from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After years of gardening in containers and community garden plots, she finally has a backyard of her own, which she is systematically filling with vegetables and flowers.